Willie B. & Floyd Wright, WKCI KC-101 Hamden/New Haven CT | 1979
Originally posted on 10/21/04 in Real Audio format.
Kopps/Monahan was one of those small broadcast companies that believed in doing things right. In New Haven CT, their highly rated 13 WAVZ was a ratings success story. In 1979, they decided to launch the format on FM, flipping WKCI 101.3 to Top 40 as KC-101.
Here is a composite from later in their first year… Starting with Willie B. (whom I think was on WAVZ, KC-101’s sister AM Station) finishing with ‘Friendly’ Floyd Wright. Wright was later heard on WTIC-FM Hartford, then on WWYZ Waterbury, after the format flipped from AC to Country in 1988.
Update (12/16/11): These days, Wright is doing afternoons on Oldies 102.9 WDRC-FM.